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1st Geneva Convention

1864
-to protect wounded and sick soldiers, as well as religious and medical personnel on land

2

1st (1864) and 2nd (1949) Geneva Conventions

-to protect wounded and sick soldiers, as well as religious and medical personnel on land
and sea laying out obligations for military.

3

3rd Geneva Convention

1949 relative to treatment of POW.
---> If in doubt about prisoner's status, they are presumed to be POW.
---->v important for protection of POW outlines conditions of imprisonment

4

4th Geneva Convention 1949

Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War.
Aims to ensure law and stability and protect civilian infrastructure, whilst respecting SS of the country

5

What happened following cold war in terms of conflict
?

more intrastate conflicts, rather than interstate, greatly impacting on civilians

6

Additional Protocol 1 and 2 1979

protecting civilians and victims of international and intrastate conflict

7

Additional Protocol in 2005 reflected what

changing social values and morals, showing greater respect for cultures, enabling different and culturally appropriate symbols for the red cross

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